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Barlow’s teachings of hope amid the global environmental crisis

The Council of Canadians
6 months ago

Maude Barlow’s new book Whose Water Is it Anyway? Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands is making a big splash. The book was reviewed in the Globe and Mail by Michael Valpy, who stressed that even though we are in a global environmental crisis, Barlow's book is about hope.

Read below for an excerpt from Valpy’s review:

So there is indeed hope, which is one of the two reasons Barlow’s book is worth reading, in conjunction with her frightening statistics. The other reason is because amid all the frustrations and disappointments of the global environmental crisis, Barlow seems to have hit upon a really good idea. Increasingly, she and other eco-activists are saying that mayors and local councils have power and the desire to take action and may well be paying more attention to the wishes of their constituents than more senior levels of government.


Find out more about Council of Canadians’ Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow’s new book here. If you’re inspired by the Blue Communities Project and want to turn your community into a Blue Community, you can find out how to get involved here.

Council of Canadians supporters in the Kingston, Ontario area have an opportunity to join Maude Barlow at the next stop on her book tour on November 19, 2019.

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